1935 The Silver Jubilee

The 1935, 25th anniversary became known as the Taft "Silver Jubilee." A telegram was received from President Franklin Roosevelt. The first queen contest was held. In addition to the grand parade other events included a street dance, a barbecue, a rodeo, a '49 camp, a grand ball, horse races, polo game and horse show at Franklin Field, and the civic luncheon where Governor Frank Merriam was the speaker at the Women's Improvement Club at 629 North Street. He was also the Grand Marshall for the parade and is pictured with other members of Taft below.